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State Kidnaps Homeschooled Children

Posted on January 23, 2015

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What began as an investigation ignited by an anonymous report turned into a nightmare for an Arkansas homeschooling couple and seven of their children last week – and it’s not over yet. Arkansas sheriff’s deputies in Garland County have “stolen” seven homeschoolers from their parents in a home raid spurred by an anonymous caller who […]

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How to Produce a Useless Right-Wing Video

Written by Gary North on January 21, 2015

In the bad old days, it took a lot of money and time to produce a 30-minute Right-wing documentary. Documentaries were filmed, which was costly. Almost no one ever saw these documentaries. They had no impact. They were the Right-wing equivalent of the public school videos they used to show us on topics such as […]

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Dumbed-Down Colleges: 7th-Grade Reading Level

Posted on January 8, 2015

Education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky is the formidable figure on the front lines who is questioning what can be done to make sense of Common Core and all this college and career readiness. She is best known for serving on the Common Core Validation Committee in 2009-10 and refusing to approve standards she called ‘inferior’, […]

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Blaming the Geezers, Not the State

Written by Gary North on December 22, 2014

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The prestigious Financial Times offers an explanation for the West’s pessimism.  It blames aging. It does not blame Keynesianism. It does not blame a loss of faith in the idea of progress, a factor that Robert Nisbet warned against in the Epilogue to his great book, History of the Idea of Progress (1980). It does […]

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Science Guy’s Problem: 81% of Americans Don’t Accept Darwinism

Posted on December 18, 2014

The biggest danger creationism plays, according to Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” is that it is raising a generation of children who “can’t think” and who “will not be able to participate in the future in same way” as those who are taught evolution. Speaking on MidPoint, Nye said he blames an older generation of […]

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Racial Quotas for School Misbehavior — Obama

Posted on December 18, 2014

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By Thomas Sowell If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have been leaning on public schools around the […]

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“Your Child May Not Transfer!”

Posted on December 16, 2014

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DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and […]

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Charter Schools Gain in East Nashville (Inner City)

Posted on December 4, 2014

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Nearly half of all students in East Nashville don’t attend their zoned school. Part of that is the district’s own doing. Open enrollment, a rising trend in districts around the country, made it so that students in Nashville can attend school just about anywhere they want — as long as there’s an open seat. And, […]

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Divorce Calculator: What Are Your Odds?

Posted on December 3, 2014

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If you knew graduating from college, waiting a few years to marry, settling down and having a child would make your marriage last, would you do it? Your answer might be up in the air — but the statistics are solid as a rock. They show that your risk for divorce is significantly less if […]

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